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Luol Deng says Achilles still ailing

Updated: December 20, 2013, 11:32 AM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng did not play in Thursday night's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder and doesn't expect to return until Christmas Day at the earliest because of ongoing problems with an Achilles injury.

Deng, who has missed four games over the past couple of weeks, says the injury has bothered him more of late.

"At shootaround [Wednesday in Houston], I wasn't sure if I was going to go," he said. "I played, and it's just something I've got to ...

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